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Competitive salary and benefits

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance wishes to recruit a new Director of Music at a particularly exciting and significant time for the world-renowned conservatoire. Trinity Laban is one of the UK’s largest conservatoires and the only one which combines the disciplines of music and contemporary dance.

Situated in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and the Stirling Prize-winning Laban Building in nearby Deptford, Trinity Laban is a leader in the education of professional dance, music and musical theatre artists. A forward thinking and outstanding Higher Education Institution, our purpose is to advance the art forms of music and contemporary dance, seeking new means of artistic education and expression, embracing innovation, experimentation and excellence and bringing together talented performers and creators to train, perform, collaborate and research in inspiring spaces.

In the fast-changing world of higher education, the post of Director of Music at Trinity Laban is a hugely significant role in UK performing arts education. Building on Trinity Laban’s already well-established artistic and educational profile, the new Director of Music will make a significant contribution to our continuing mission to redefine the future of music education and training in the UK.  The role represents an exciting opportunity to maximise creative influence and innovative leadership and will suit an ambitious, versatile and talented individual with a well-established professional profile and extensive networks in the music world.  Proven interest and experience across our Faculty of Music’s distinctive portfolio, together with experience of leading effective change and promoting and encouraging organisational innovation, are all essential for this role.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of achievement and experience in successfully leading large teams and managing budgets at a senior level within a significant cultural or academic organisation. A persuasive communicator with an ability to influence by collaboration, authority and personality, our new Director of Music will inspire, engage and motivate through high levels of personal gravitas and integrity, joining the Trinity Laban Executive team in steering the Conservatoire to ever greater achievements as we take forward our ambitious aims.

As an equal opportunities employer we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

For more information, please download the application pack.

To apply, please send a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter of application addressing the criteria set out in the job responsibilities and Person Specification to our recruitment consultant, Heather Newill, Director, AEM International. Applications can be submitted electronically (preferred) to or by post to Heather Newill, Director, AEM International Ltd., 10 Church Street, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9BH.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role or the institution, please contact Heather Newill in the first instance on or +44 1728 660026.

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd March 2018.

Interviews will be held in London during the week commencing 26th March 2018.                                                                          

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

All our taught programmes are validated by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  Research degrees are validated by City University, London. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 51090. Registered Charity No. 309998.